MSP430 and FPGA Firmware Upgrade:
Connect the LightCrafter to the PC via USB cable. After establishing the connection through GUI, open the ‘Solution/ Upgrade’ tab and select the SW package from the drop down menu to be FPGA Firmware/ MSP430 Software. Browse the location of the downloaded software and click ‘Install’. And, wait until “Command SUCCESS” appears on the bottom left of the GUI screen.
DM365 Software Upgrade:
Download the DM365 Software.
To copy the image, unzip with 7-zip. Free download of the 7-zip software is available here.
Select the file in the compressed folder, right click, and select extract under 7-zip menu. It will unzip to a 4GB file.
An SD card with 4GB size or greater can be used (Transcend 4GB class 10 micro SD card has been tested).
For loading the image to the SD card, Image writer utility is required.
Download Win32DiskImager from: link
Insert the SD card and start Win32DiskImager
Select the image file and choose the letter drive for the SD card
Click on write.
Use DD command:
Insert the sd card in your linux machine. Find out which device /dev/sda or /dev/sdb is detected by the OS. In our test case, it is typically detected as /dev/sdb
On the command prompt execute “dd if=/path/to/dm365sw_3_0sd4gb.dd of=/dev/sdb"
The card will be partitioned into two: a 44MB FAT32 formatted and a Linux partition of 40MB. The FAT32 partition contains the boot source for the DM365 boot loader. The Linux Partition includes the linux kernel and file system.
Now, keep the switch shown in figure below pointed to the micro SD card and keep the micro SD card in. Power cycle the LightCrafter.
LightCrafter will boot and run from the card (a little slower than NAND). If you need to use the earlier version, just move the DIP switch away from the SD Card and it will boot from NAND on the next power-up. To switch back to booting from SD card, move the DIP switch to point to the SD card. However, solutions stored are not compatible with both versions.
After a projected pattern with Red, Green and Blue vertical bars is seen on the screen, run the GUI and the updated version numbers will be visible on the GUI.
Thanks for the instructions, but it appears as though a 4GB card with a formatted capacity of less than the transcend uSD card you tested will not work with Win32 disk imager. I'm going to buy an 8GB card that will certainly be large enough, but since you are only using 80MB (if even that) could you create a much smaller image?
Also, the latest version I've found for the DM365 image is 2.5, I assume that 3.0 will be uploaded soon?
The real capacity of the transcend card we tested appeared to be 3.85GB on the Linux system. Can you try using the Physdiskwrite image writing tool (link) for writing the image to SD card. The image should certainly fit in 8GB card. The latest versions of the DM365 (v3.0), FPGA (v2.4.39), GUI (v0.40) and MSP430 (v2.4) will be soon uploaded.
Thanks for your patience.
what is the status of the newest firmwares listed in this post please?
Welcome to DLP section of TI E2E Community!
Sorry for the delayed response. The new firmware might take at least 2 more weeks before it is available on ti.com. Our intention was to fix the USB issue before releasing the upgrades.
We think we found the cause for USB connection issues on the Lightcrafter and would be releasing the problem statement and the fix soon. The firmware needs to be DVT'ed once more.
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